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Euro slides further on record negative bond yields NEW YORK: The euro extended its unrelenting fall on Wednesday, dropping 1 percent to below $1.06 for the first time in 12 years as the European Central Bank's 1.1 trillion bond-buying program hammered the region's bond yields to record negative levels. The single currency has declined 12 percent since January and is about 5.6 percent away from reaching parity against the greenback, Reuters data showed. "For many investors, parity is the next big psychological level, but it might take some time," said Charles St.Arnaud, currency strategist at Nomura Securities International in New York. The euro was broadly lower against other major currencies. It struck a seven-year low against sterling at 70.145 pence and an 18-month low of 128.29 yen. The ECB on Monday began buying sovereign bonds to try to boost growth and inflation in the eurozone, sending yields on the debt of nearly all its countries to record lows ...

Dollar rallies on Fed rate views; stocks, oil slide NEW YORK: The US dollar rallied across the board on Tuesday as the prospect of the first rise in U.S. interest rates in almost a decade stoked global volatility, hitting stocks and oil prices.A resetting of the likely timing of the first Federal Reserve Funds Rate hike since June 2006 was the main driver for Tuesday's selling in equities, analysts said."Expectations for the Fed to begin raising rates were being pushed out to the fourth ...
Dollar rallies to multiyear peaks vs euro, yen as central bank moves eyed NEW YORK: The US dollar hit a near 12-year peak against the euro and touched its highest level against the Japanese yen in nearly eight years on Tuesday, buoyed by the European Central Bank's bond-buying program as well as expectations for a mid-year Federal Reserve rate hike.The dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of major currencies, hit its highest since September 2003, while the euro fell as low as $1.06925, a level ...
C$ hits weakest in nearly a month as greenback surges TORONTO: The Canadian dollar fell to its weakest level in nearly a month against a soaring greenback on Tuesday as confusion about the Bank of Canada's interest-rate stance contrasted with growing confidence the US Federal Reserve will start lifting rates by midyear.Canada is a major oil exporter and its currency was hurt by the plunge in oil prices and then by the Bank of Canada's shock January rate cut response. Many strategists acknowledge being unsure ...
Dollar rally sinks oil; Brent down more than US crude NEW YORK: A rallying dollar sent oil prices sharply lower on Tuesday, with Brent falling more than U.S. crude as players took profits on recent highs in Brent's premium, traders said.Expectations of a mid-year U.S. interest rate hike pushed the dollar to multi-year highs, making commodities denominated in the greenback costlier for holders of other currencies.Brent, the London-traded global oil benchmark, settled almost 4 percent lower.In New York, U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude closed ...
Dollar rally sinks oil; Brent down more than US crude NEW YORK: A rallying dollar sent oil prices sharply lower on Tuesday, with Brent falling more than U.S. crude as players took profits on recent highs in Brent's premium, traders said.Expectations of a mid-year U.S. interest rate hike pushed the dollar to multi-year highs, making commodities denominated in the greenback costlier for holders of other currencies.Brent, the London-traded global oil benchmark, settled almost 4 percent lower.In New York, U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude closed ...
C$ inches stronger as greenback retraces some gains TORONTO: The Canadian dollar strengthened slightly against its US counterpart on Monday as the greenback lost a little ground after big gains at the end of last week, but a sharp drop in Canadian housing starts kept the loonie's advance in check.The seasonally adjusted house-building metric fell short of expectations, a move that may have been aggravated by severe winter weather. Analysts have been watching Canada's expensive housing market for signs of a correction after ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,776.12 1.11
Arrow Nasdaq 4,900.89 0.94
Arrow S&P 2,067.89 0.88
Arrow FTSE 6,773.04 1.72
Arrow DAX 11,966.17 0.99
Arrow CAC-40 5,033.64 0.98
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Arrow H.Seng 24,900.89 0.81
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyJanuary
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